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Reviewing Gladstone Investment Corporation (GAIN) and PennantPark Investment Corporation (PNNT)

PennantPark Investment Corporation (NASDAQ: PNNT) and Gladstone Investment Corporation (NASDAQ:GAIN) are both finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitabiliy, earnings, dividends and risk. Profitability This table compares PennantPark Investment Corporation and Gladstone Investment Corporation’s net margins, return on equity and return ...

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Was New Zealand King Salmon Investments Limited’s (NZSE:NZK) Earnings Growth Better Than Industry? – Simply Wall St News

Delivering a strong EPS growth of 14.19% over the past year was a big feat for a small-cap company such as New Zealand King Salmon Investments Limited (NZSE:NZK), which currently has a market capitalization of NZD $226.58M. But long-term investors should also look at how the company performed against its past track record and its industry. To test New Zealand ...

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Vantiv Inc (NYSE:VNTV) Downgraded by Zacks Investment Research

Vantiv Inc (NYSE:VNTV) was downgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report released on Tuesday, July 25th. According to Zacks, “Vantiv, Inc. is an integrated payment processor engaged in providing advanced technology solutions for businesses and financial institutions. The Company operates in two segments: Merchant Services and Financial Institution Services. Vantiv offers ...

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Zacks Investment Research Lowers Kronos Worldwide Inc (KRO) to Hold

Kronos Worldwide Inc (NYSE:KRO) was downgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday, July 12th. According to Zacks, “KRONOS WORLDWIDE, INC. is a global producer and marketer of value-added titanium dioxide pigments. The Company along with its distributors and agents, sells and provides technical services for ...

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Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE:PRU) Shares Sold by Oakbrook Investments LLC

Oakbrook Investments LLC decreased its position in Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE:PRU) by 19.8% during the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 32,400 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 7,975 shares during the period. Oakbrook Investments LLC’s holdings in Prudential Financial were worth $3,504,000 as of its most recent ...

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Oakbrook Investments LLC Buys Shares of 3,400 RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd. (RNR)

Oakbrook Investments LLC acquired a new stake in RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd. (NYSE:RNR) during the second quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor acquired 3,400 shares of the insurance provider’s stock, valued at approximately $473,000. A number of other large investors also recently modified their holdings of the company. BlackRock ...

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MAMMOOTH ENERGY (TUSK) Downgraded by Zacks Investment Research to “Hold”

Zacks Investment Research cut shares of MAMMOOTH ENERGY (NASDAQ:TUSK) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report released on Tuesday, July 25th. According to Zacks, “Mammoth Energy Services, Inc. is an integrated oilfield service company. Its segment consists of Contract Land and Directional Drilling Services; Completion and Production Services; Natural Sand Proppant Services, and Remote Accommodation ...

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African fintech startups like Flutterwave and Paystack are raising funds to drive financial inclusion — Quartz

If you follow the right accounts for young African tech entrepreneurs on Twitter, it can feel like there’s a never ending debate about who gets funding or not in Africa. Like many Twitter debates the 140 characters and even the endless threads don’t capture all nuance of the issue, but while many of those debates have grown, founders from one ...

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Clifford Swan Investment Counsel LLC Boosts Position in ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP)

Clifford Swan Investment Counsel LLC increased its position in ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) by 1.5% during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The fund owned 260,727 shares of the energy producer’s stock after buying an additional 3,910 shares during the period. Clifford Swan Investment Counsel LLC’s holdings in ConocoPhillips were worth $13,002,000 at the end of ...

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Middlesex Water Company (NASDAQ:MSEX) Stake Maintained by North Star Investment Management Corp.

North Star Investment Management Corp. held its position in Middlesex Water Company (NASDAQ:MSEX) during the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 43,500 shares of the utilities provider’s stock at the end of the second quarter. North Star Investment Management Corp. owned 0.27% of Middlesex Water worth $1,723,000 at ...

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